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Black History: Then, Now, and Black Joy
- February 20, 2021 7:00 pm
- February 20, 2021 8:00 pm
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“Black History: Then, Now & Black Joy” is produced by the Charter Arts Black Student Union, and features students using their art to celebrate the excellence and beauty of the Black community as well as their personal experiences with systemic racism and oppression. Ultimately, it is a celebration of resilience and the ability to live with joy.
The show includes original poetry,monologues, vocal performances, a piano performance, a dance performance and some student artwork. In addition, student interviews and a video montage are featured. Student producers include Trinity Jefferson, Malachi Chapman, Ally Hungoni, and Marlee Davis. Faculty advisors include Jodi Fowler, Kristen Bruck and Brigham Madden-Cox.
“I am so proud of the students of the Black Student Union for creating a meaningful show that highlights and celebrates Black History and Excellence,” says MaryJo Rosania-Harvie, Chief of Artistic Programs and Events/Co-Principal. “I also want to thank the advisors of the Black Student Union, especially Jodi Fowler, for all of her support. These students and teachers prove that art and artists can create change and important conversations with the work they do.”
Performance dates include: February 12, 20, and 27, 2021. Tickets for the streamed event are $3 and can be purchased at showtix4u.com/events/
charterarts. Proceeds from this student-produced show benefit BSU’s Free Little Library Project.